Years of Culture Legacy
A legacy of greater understanding and worldwide friendships.
The first Year of Culture, Qatar-Japan 2012 laid the foundation for over a decade of new ideas and collaborations. Since then we have built successful cultural partnerships with the Uk, Brazil, Turkey, China, Germany, Russia, India, France, the USA and the MENASA region.
Where it all began
Looking Upwards and Outwards
Years of Culture was born from the leadership of Qatar Museums (QM) Chairperson Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, establishing year-long programmes of initiatives between two nations, beginning with Qatar-Japan 2012. For over a decade, these specially curated Years of Culture have enabled international collaboration and deepened ties between countries all around the world.
Years of Culture brings people together from all over the world, enhancing our lives by fostering human connections through sport, the arts, education, innovation, and much more. Looking back at the achievements of the past decade, we look forward to building and celebrating many more connections in the years to come.
Over a decade filled with culture
Discover the cultural legacies we have built - laying the foundation for a bright future filled with cultural exchange and friendships across the world.
Qatar - MENASA 2022
Qatar - USA 2021
Qatar - France 2020
Qatar - India 2019
Qatar - Russia 2018
Qatar - Germany 2017
Qatar - China 2016
Qatar - Turkey 2015
Qatar - Brazil 2014
Qatar - Uk 2013
Qatar - Japan 2012
The Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture celebrates the friendship and collaboration between our countries, sharing our heritage, values, traditions and contemporary innovations. When Qatar and Indonesia’s cultures come together, a rich past meets a bright future.